Wedding Ideas: Legal, Financial and Insurance
Weddings are expensive, so it’s important for you to have all the latest legal and financial information. Take a look at our wedding insurance and budgeting advice below, or search for wedding insurance here…
Cancelling or postponing your wedding is every couple’s worst nightmare. Unfortunately, at the time of writing, the UK government has announced the ban of all social gatherings, including weddings. So, cancelling or postponing has become a necessity for couples with weddings in the coming months.
The UK government is in the process of reducing lockdown restrictions. Each step will depend on the UK's COVID Alert Level which is determined by the R rate being below 1 and the number of infections decreasing or remaining manageable. The current COVID Alert Level is 3.
Update: 8/7/2020 - 16:00
The latest update has come from the Welsh Government who have now released their guidelines for having a wedding during Coronavirus. This update was released on the 7th of July 2020. It states that only wedding ceremonies will be able to go ahead in Wales with number limitations being restricted to the venue's capacity and their ability to follow social distancing guidelines. Any after wedding celebrations will need to adhere to the current rules on gatherings which are limited to two households who are socially distanced. However, it can be a slightly larger group than in England thanks to the new extended households rule which has been implemented on July the 6th 2020.
With the looming Brexit deadline, many couples are reviewing how this major change could affect their wedding day. During 2019, nearly 1 in 3 couples felt that Brexit had made their wedding more expensive. A further 30% said Brexit had put them off a destination wedding. Whether you're marrying in the UK or abroad, we've put together advice on how Brexit could affect your wedding preparations...
If you're dreaming of an outdoor wedding on the beach, in a garden or in a forest clearing, then you could be in luck - the Ministry of Justice is expected to make changes to the rules dictating where couples can marry in England and Wales, meaning that outdoor ceremonies could become a lot more flexible.
When it comes to paying your wedding suppliers, it's important to ensure that everything runs as smoothly as possible and that you're covered in case of any problems. Here are our top tips...
Did you know that it is actually illegal to accept a glass of champagne in your wedding car? Most newlyweds and car companies don't even realise that a law is being broken by offering a free drink. We understand that weddings and champagne go hand-in-hand, so we've come up with these handy ways to have your champagne and drink it in your wedding car.
The first thing you should do before you embark on your wedding planning journey is set out your budget - it'll dictate every decision you make. Not sure where to start? Never fear, we've come up with some questions to ask yourselves before deciding your wedding budget to get you on the right track.
Whilst many couples see pre-nuptial agreements as a must, others consider these legal contracts as unfair and unromantic. In today's society pre-nuptial agreements are a common contract to be drawn up before marriage. For those who don't fully understand pre-nuptials, we asked Selachii LLP Solicitors to explain a little more about this legal contract.
In the lead up to your big day, you may find yourself repeatedly asking, 'have I thought of everything'? With all your plans firmly in place, you discover the day before your wedding that there's been a fire at your venue. You may not be planning to jeopardise the most perfect day of your life, but unfortunately, other factors may. In light of the two unexpected fires at popular wedding venues, The Randolph Hotel and Clandon Park - we thought we'd highlight the importance of arranging wedding insurance.
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